October 2009 archive

beauty in descent

Fall is a stepping-down time of year. I always picture it as a spiral staircase, twisting, matching the flight of leaves twirling down and down. I never think of just moving from summer through fall in to winter, it’s always a descent for me. Out of daylight into the darkness of winter evenings, from the […]

cali-cali-fornia! (part 1)

More than a year ago Amanda decided that when it was time for her grad trip she wanted to go back to Disneyland. And, being the wise young woman she is — she’s graduated now you know, she gets to make her own choices — she invited us Aunties along. Never say no to southern […]